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Old 03-03-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hello all!


Last year we had an amazing trip through the southern United States. Our goal was to have us travel all the continental states in these two years. We plan on being gone from May 1st to September 30th. We travel in a 35 feet Class B+ BT Cruiser with a Chevy HHR for a toad. We will be traveling from Washington State through Oregon, Idaho and Utah.


Then we think we are going east on Highway 40 to Denver then Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and on to Tennessee. We try to travel no more than 300 miles a day and prefer a lot less. From there we head on to Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania Maryland and West Virginia. Then we meander down through Virginia and North Carolina.


We like to stay off the freeways and see the land. From there we head up the eastern seaboard to Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and in to Canada. Yes Quebec, Montreal then down to New York. We will mosey over to Buffalo and back across the border to Toronto and up to Sault Ste. Marie then down through Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. We then head west through Dakotas, Montana, Idaho and back home.


What we would like to ask of you is favorite sites for us to see. Places you like to camp. What you all would recommend. Please help fill our itinerary!


Thanks in advance!

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Sounds like a hell-of-an-adventure you have planned out for yourself.
Once you get near Buffalo, I highly recommend Letchworth State Park, and of coarse Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.
Be safe & have a great trip.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #3
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If you follow Hwy 40 without deviating much, make sure to spend some time in Steamboat Springs:

Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Steamboat Lake

Rather than taking Hwy 40 to I-70, take Hwy 34 to Grand Lake, then thru Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park over Trail Ridge road. Estes Park is on the E side of the park, well worth some time, and there are a lot of RV parks. We usually stay in the park, just make reservations.

If you do take Hwy 40 to I-70, Fraser and Winter Park are nice towns to check out. We have not camped there, but usually are involved in winter recreation instead.

Good luck, and enjoy your trip. Sounds like you have a lot to see.

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I'm sure you will be doing the Smoky's. If you want nature, only two of the 10 campgrounds inside the Smoky Mnt. Nat. Park can handle a RV your size. (Elkmont *Northern side and Smokemont * Southern side). There are tons of campgrounds outside the park. Smoky pictures

Next stop Mammoth Caves KY. You can stay in the Nat. park campground a 10 minute walk to the caves or there is a real nice KY. State Park about 15 minutes north of the caves (Nolan Lake State Park) Mammoth pictures

Going eastward, In Eastern WV. Blackwater Falls and the Dolly Sods Natural Area are cool. Pictures

Southeastern Ohio. Hocking Hills State Park. Pictures

North Central Ohio. Mohican State Park (most popular state park in Ohio) canoeing capital of the midwest. Pictures

Traveling across Northern PA. (I-80) you have many state parks. Cook Forest, Clear Creek, Kettle Creek, Ole Bull, Hyner Run... These are all updated State Parks with good electric and new showerhouses. If you want nature exploration, water activities, hiking, fishing and just plan old relaxing....here are the spots. Cell phone reception is iffy. All of these have nice campsites for larger RV's. Most are 15 to 60 minutes north of I-80.
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